Gateway Natural Area
5216 Poudre Canyon Highway
CO / Larimer
The Gateway Natural Area https://poudreheritage.org/locations/gateway-natural-area/ offers a variety of recreational pursuits including nature trails, boat putins and take outs, picnic facilities, and of course fishing. The Gateway Natural Area is open Dawn to Dusk year round. The park gates close automatically at dusk and there is no way back thru the area after dusk.
A $7 Fee per vehicle is required. All groups/events exceeding 15 people require a Special Use Permit or shelter reservation. Fishing upstream of the confluence of the North Fork and the Poudre River(immediately upstream of the first two bridges within Gateway) is “Catch and Release Only” and artificial flies and lures only.
From Fort Collins, head north on Shields St until you reach Hwy 287 (College Ave). Turn left (west) onto Hwy 287 North and proceed .5 miles before turning left (west) onto Hwy 14/Poudre Canyon Rd. Continue 5.4 miles and then turn right (north) into Gateway Natural Area.
- Cache LaPoudre - Gateway Center - CANCELLED due to Covid-19 - Saturday, Jul 25 - 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm